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Founder Spotlight:
Vicki Guan | Co-Founder of Evri

We recently got to spend some time talking with Vicki Guan, co-founder of Evri. She’s one of our innovative and inspiring customers who has drawn on her life experiences as she’s created a market-altering product. Even in the midst of so many unforeseen impacts of COVID-19, Vicki and her team are working tirelessly to adapt to our changing world.

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Simplifying Immigration: Employment-Based Immigration Under The Biden-Harris Administration

Legalpad Corporate Council Nhu-Y Le breaks down what a Biden-Harris Administration could look like for employment-based immigration.

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Expected Immigration Policy Changes Under Biden-Harris

Over the weekend, media outlets announced Joe Biden as winner of the 2020 presidential election. Legalpad is here to help unpack what this means for employment-based immigration

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Data Report: Software Engineers On H-1B

By a wide margin, the top occupation of H-1B holders work in the software engineering field, holding titles like software developer, programmer, QA analysts, etc. Take a look at where they work, their salaries, and specializations.

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USCIS Proposes Replacing H-1B Lottery With Wage-Based Selection

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a restructuring of the H-1B lottery process, replacing the random lottery system with a wage-based selection process.

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Who Is On The O-1 Visa?

The O-1 visa is granted to those with extraordinary ability in science, technology, business, and other areas of expertise. See what countries and regions O-1 visa holders are from.

Policy Updates

Dept Of Labor Raises H-1B Wage Requirements

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new rule designed to make it much more expensive to employ certain categories of foreign workers.

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Qualifying For The O-1

The O-1 visa may seem out of reach, but thousands of startup founders and key talent qualify without even knowing it. This article walks you through the O-1 criteria and how to qualify.

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Your First Interviews And H-1B Sponsorship

The process of finding a company that will sponsor your H-1B can be difficult. This article walks you through the best practices for your search, and how to nail your interview. Good luck out there!

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All The Data You Ever Wanted On The H-1B

Whether you’re on an active H-1B, renewing, or considering applying, here are some stat's on America's most popular visa.

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Likely Increase In Wage Requirements For H-1B, E-3, H-1B1, and PERM

The Department of Labor (DOL) sent a rule that will increase H-1B, E-3, H-1B1, and PERM wage requirements to the Office of Management and Budget for review.

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How To Set Up An Immigration Program At Your Company

Establishing  an immigration program for your company can feel like a daunting process. In this article, we'll walk through the process and benefits.

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F-1 Student FAQ – Fall 2020

Whether your university is fully remote, or you’re taking classes on campus, or a mix of both, the good news is that if you were on a valid F-1 as of March 9, 2020, you’re unaffected by the recent government orders.

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F-1 Student Updates For Fall 2020

It was a rocky summer for F-1 students with many changes to their status. Whether you've already started your semester, or you're gearing up, here are some quick updates.

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You’re Approved: A series celebrating those seeking opportunity around the world.

A series celebrating those seeking opportunity around the world.

Policy Updates

O-1 Visa Stamping During The COVID-19 Pandemic 

You may have options if your O-1 petition has been approved but you are outside the U.S. and unable to obtain the O-1 visa stamp because of COVID-19 restrictions. Several Legalpad customers were recently granted national interest exceptions to obtain their visa stamps and enter the U.S.

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Sara Itucas Talks H-1B Visa Layoffs, Visa Stimulus Benefits [Video]

Legalpad co-founder and COO, Sara Itucas, talks with Stilt founder and CEO, Rohit Mittal, about H-1B visa layoffs, visa stimulus benefits, and more.

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[Video] Legalpad Cofounder Sara Itucas Talks Visa Extension Rules on H-1B, F-1, OPT, H-4

Legalpad co-founder and COO Sara Itucas talks with Stilt CEO Rohit Mittal about updates to visa extension rules.

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Starting Your Own Business While On An H-1B

Are you currently an employee in H-1B status and interested in venturing out to start your own company? We’re here to help you get started!

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O-1 Status: Extension, Amendment, and Change of Employer

After you’ve been granted classification as an O-1 “Alien of Extraordinary Ability”, here are four things to keep in mind to maintain your O-1 status.

Policy Updates

USCIS Announces Second H-1B Lottery

USCIS will issue a second H-1B CAP lottery after not receive enough filings by June 20, 2020 to meet the annual 85,000 quota. Details are still to be release on how many additional H-1B registrations will be selected.

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What is “Original Contribution” for the O-1A?

The O-1A is a U.S. work-authorized status for people with extraordinary ability in sciences, education, business, or athletics.

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Seeking An Emergency Appointment At Your Consulate? Here Are Some Options

United States Consulates have been closed globally for several months now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, throwing a wet blanket over the ultimate goal of actually obtaining your visa stamp.

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One Million International Students Must Leave US If Their Universities Moves Online-Only

F-1 Students Barred From Remaining In, Entering US If University Moves Online For Fall Semester, Says ICE

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Furloughing H-1B workers

As a result of economic conditions caused by COVID-19, many startups and employers are having to make the difficult decision of whether they need to furlough H-1B workers.

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Founder Spotlight:
Sujay Suresh Kumar | Co-Founder and CTO of Lilu

Today we catch up with Sujay Suresh Kumar, cofounder and CTO of Lilu, the first hands-free massage and pumping bra for breastfeeding mothers, and learn more about how this electrical engineer’s passion for technology carries forward his mission to support women.

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5 Visa Options for Startups

Finding the right candidate takes time. Especially for a startup, where teams are often small and personal chemistry is just as important as professional know-how.

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How to Prepare the Strongest Visa Application for Startups

Hiring the right employees, particularly STEM employees, can be critical to a startup’s success.

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Is Your Startup Growing? What You Need to Know About Today’s Immigration Climate

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Documents Checklist for H-1B Sponsors

Did you know that startups are eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship? You don’t need to be a large, established corporation to hire talent on an H-1B visa.

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Common Work Visa Misconceptions

COO and Co-founder of Legalpad, Sara Itucas, weighs in on some of the most common work visa misconceptions.

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